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Best Hotels in Singapore

Best Hotels in Singapore
Jess Leak

BY Jess Leak

2 years ago

So, you’re thinking about planning a vacation to Singapore? Good for you! We couldn’t recommend it enough. Small but mighty, there is SO much to see and do here – that’s why we made it one of our top tour destinations!

Nestled at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is a must-visit for anyone wanting to explore Southeast Asia. It’s made up of the main diamond-shaped Singapore Island as well as around 60 other smaller islands.

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Singapore is in the equatorial monsoon region of Southeast Asia, which means that it is pleasantly warm all year round (so remember to pack your sunscreen) but depending on the time of year you visit, there is a chance of showers and humidity. Don’t let this stop you though, the showers are actually really cool to witness and usually pass over pretty quickly.

November to March tend to be the wettest months and May to September are the driest, so book your vacation during these months if you want to avoid the heavier rain!

The main island of Singapore has become a popular tourist destination due to its famous landmarks, vintage architecture, delicious cuisine and unique culture.

A vacation in Singapore means shopping in the luxurious Marina Bay Sands, wandering along the Helix Bridge, taking in the revolutionary Gardens by the Bay, relaxing on a purpose-built beach with a Singapore Sling in hand and getting amazing shots for your Instagram while you’re at it!

What’s more, our private tours in Singapore mean you can experience all of this completely stress-free! Our private tours offer the true VIP experience with your own personal driver (and photographer for the day) to show you around in style. We even offer a walking tour in Singapore, which is an incredible way to see the country – even if we do say so ourselves!

So, now we’ve sold you on all the amazing things there are to see and do in Singapore, it would only be right for us to share some of the best hotels in the country so you can get planning your trip! Here are our favorite Singapore hotels that will help make your vacation the best one you’ve ever had.

The One with the Best View – Pan Pacific Singapore

Open since 1986, the Pan Pacific Singapore has become well known for providing a truly luxurious experience for its customers. It has also grown a reputation for boasting some of the most phenomenal views of Marina Bay and the Singapore Skyline - so if it’s views you’re after, this is the place to stay!

The hotel even provides a unique way to experience these incredible views with an elevator made entirely of glass, providing 360-degree views of Singapore while you sweep from the ground floor to the 38th floor in 38 seconds flat (don’t worry, if this doesn’t sound like your kind of thing there are regular elevators too)! The hotel’s most exclusive rooms are located on the top floors featuring more unbelievable views in every room - what an experience!

Alongside the best views in the country the hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, 6 dining options and a fully equipped spa for guests to enjoy. Located in the heart of Singapore, just a short walk from the main esplanade, this a great option for those looking to try out a walking tour in Singapore.

The One with the Best Restaurant – Swissotel The Stamford

One of Southeast Asia’s tallest hotels, Swissotel The Stamford has so much to offer its lucky guests. Boasting a huge 72 floors, 2 pools, a spa and 15 dining options (that’s right, we said 15!) you’ll want for nothing whist staying here.

SKAI restaurant on the 70th floor serves beautiful Asian-Western fusion cuisine with 360-degree views of Singapore. But if it’s the best dining experience you’re after, get a reservation at Jaan.

Jaan offers classic fine dining in an intimate 40-seat restaurant cooked by prestigious head chef Kirk Westaway. Inspired by his hometown of Devon in the UK, you can expect an inspired fusion of cultures using fresh seasonal produce from Singapore. There are a handful of great restaurants in Singapore, but for a truly unique culinary experience, look no further than Swissotel.

The Most Luxurious One – Mandarin Oriental Singapore

The lobby of this 527-room hotel just oozes luxury as soon as you walk in. So, if you fancy splashing the cash and going all-out on your Singapore vacation, this could be the hotel for you!

All of the beautifully restored rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible views of the city, ocean or harbor and are decorated with style.

Popular with business and leisure travelers alike, the Mandarin Oriental is known for pampering its guests. Join The Oriental Club for access to four executive floors offering daily Champagne breakfasts, evening cocktails and late checkout times.

And if that’s not enough, you can relax in the stylish swimming pool and enjoy one of the many cuisines on offer in one of the top class restaurants. If this isn’t luxury, we don’t know what is!

The Most Unique One – The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Set amidst the Marina Bay waterfront, this hotel is truly a one-of-a-kind in Singapore. Featuring a lobby made entirely of glass, The Fullerton Bay is a sparkling gem of a hotel if you’re looking for a unique experience for your stay in Singapore.

Not only is the architecture of the hotel completely unique – think old school glamour, natural hues, rosewood lattice screens, leather and chrome – it is built entirely over water.

Top it all off with a stunning rooftop pool, luxurious rooms and multiple fine dining eateries and you’ve got the most perfectly unique hotel to make your vacation! A stay here will be an experience in itself, what’s not to like?

The Most Famous One – Marina Bay Sands Hotel

If you’ve booked a vacation to Singapore you will have definitely seen the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, as it’s a true icon and a top attraction for tourists. The hotel is a massive 55 stories high, boasting a whopping 2,560 rooms and suites.

The hotel was designed by architect Moshe Safdie who dreamt up the idea for one of its most unique features – the SkyPark. The SkyPark connects the hotels three huge towers at the top, seeming to defy gravity!

The enormous platform features an observation deck, lush gardens, luxurious restaurants and an exclusive infinity pool with one of the best views in town. The SkyPark is a top tourist attraction in itself and vacationers can pay to visit just for the day, but being a hotel guest here is extra special we think.

The One with a Private Beach – Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

If you like waking up to the ocean on vacation then this is the hotel for you. Located on Sentosa Island, just a short 2-minute walk from the ocean front, waking up here will be your new favorite thing!

Equipped with everything you could ever need – water sports, swimming pools, a 24-hour gym, a spa and eateries offering cuisines from all over the world – this one is great for families. Plus, it’s super close to top attractions such as Southeast Asia’s first Universal Studios, S.E.A Aquarium, HydroDash, iFly and more!

The Shangri-La Rasa offers a truly luxurious stay for those looking for an action-packed vacation in Singapore.

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The Best All-Rounder – The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

In downtown Marina Bay, sits the luxurious Ritz-Carlton. With its clean muted colors and unfussy furnishing, the hotel is instantly appealing and welcoming. But that doesn’t mean it’s anything short of grand!

With beautiful views of Singapore from every room and generous amenities that leave guests wanting for nothing, a stay here will make an exceptional vacation.

The central location means you’re only a short distance away from the airport, all main attractions and local transport options.  Why not pay a visit to the exclusive Club Lounge on level 32 for a cheeky cocktail, followed by dinner at the on-site Michelin star restaurant?

This hotel is an all-round great experience for anyone looking for a relaxing, stress-free stay in the heart of Singapore. You can’t go wrong!

We hope this article has helped you narrow down your hotel choice and inspired you to book your own Singapore vacation!

And remember to check out our private tours in Singapore that will take you to all of the BEST Instagram locations in Singapore, whether you want your very own personal driver for the day or you want to try out a walking tour in Singapore, we’ve got you covered.

Until next time, vacationers!

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